Malata finally heads Malawi Revenue Authority

The leadership instability and power wrangles that dogged the country’s tax collecting authority, Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) which have had three Commissioner Generals in less than three years, seems to be over and put to rest as Accountant and Tax analyst Tom Malata has finally taken over the reigns as the new boss after fruitfully finalising his contractual agreements, Nyasa Times understands.

Mwapasa: New Commissioner General for MRA is Tom Malata

Mwapasa: New Commissioner General for MRA is Tom Malata

MRA's Msonkho House

MRA’s Msonkho House

Malata will report for duties at MRA as the new Commissioner General on Friday after the MRA board of directors confirmed his appointment a couple weeks ago to take over from Ralph Kamoto who has since been redeployed back to Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) as CEO.

Until Thursday September 24, the leadership plagued MRA, was under the interim headship of Rosa Mbilizi, a close ally of Malawi’s First Lady, Gertrude Mutharika, who was appointed as acting Commissioner General.

Malata whose appointment is with effect from September 22 2015, joins MRA from Taxcon Finance Associates, a finance and business development consultancy that deal in, among others, tax management, according to MRA boad chairperson Evelyn Mwapasa.

“Mr. Malawi will be responsible for day-to-day management of the Authority in order to advance the mission of the organisation including spearheading tax administration reforms.

“Mr. Malata brings to MRA to over 20 years’ experience of operating at top management levels in various institutions and industries,” said Mwapasa in statement issued Thursday.

A well exposed, analytical, mature and dedicated leader, Mr. Malata has served as Managing Consultant at Taxcom Finance Associates, and Managing Director of both Premium Tama Tobacco Limited and Kanengo Tobacco Processors among other senior management positions.

Malata becomes the fourth Commissioner General at MRA just in less than 36 months since 2012 after Lloyd Muhara was fired by former president Joyce Banda and replaced him with banker John Bizwick who was later booted out in July last year by President Peter Mutharika who also fired later fired him and replaced him with (Ralph) Kamoto just a few months later.

MRA staff has of late been embroiled in various tax evasion and corruption scandals.

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anafi
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inu ana aku MRA, Fuck you. zowona mmalo momagwila ntchito muli busy kumanenana pa net??? ndakwiya nanu kwambili. Idiots. Mukangoyelekeza kyankha ndikupezani komweko. Nonse ndimakuziwani pamodzi ndi mabwana anu. ndizakuphulisani. inu ndi ma third class citizens.

Makalanyani
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Wawa Kingman! MUUZE AMENEYO MAMUNA OPANDA NZERU OMANGOLIMBANA NDI AZIMAI. USAONE NGATI MWABISALA MAN TIKUKUZIWANI LEAVE BARBRA ALONE. YOU ALWAYS SEE HER GOING TO SCHOOL WHY CAN’T YOU JUST JOIN HER? MBUZI YA MANO KUNSI

mouce
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A very honest man and honourable gentleman. There couldn’t be a better choice.

Kingman
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Inu a Dr! KODI INU MULI NDI QUALIFICATION? INUTU SIMUTHA NTCHITO TIKUUZENI NABOLANSO BARBRA MUKUMUNYOZAYO AMADZITSATA ZINTHU KOMANSO ALI NDI QUALIFICATION. KODI CHIPANDA MAX MUKUMUNYOZAYO MUNALI NDANI PAMUDZI PANO? UDZIPATSE ULEM. Your a failure ntchito sumatha ndipo timakudandaula tikakuitana mma office mu umalephera kuchita fix ma computer bola ba bula ukumunenayo amatha. MUKUNGOTAYANA NTHAWI KUIPITSA ANZANU NDI MA COMMENT NDIYE PAMAPETO PAKE MUPINDULA CHANI? PITANI KUSUKULU MUPEZE QUALIFICATION KOMANSO MUKAPHUNZIRE NTCHITO.

ndege
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Please authorities let us stop government giving business to Indians. The old dilapidated shops in Limbe speak volumes. They are busy building where they come from living Malawi in shambles. Limber is a tattered shirt. Please lets get serious and reclaim our country from these wolves. Malawian s are now able to do what they can even much better.

Andrew Fatch
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Don’t tarnish the name of Fatches u evil people who r eager to c them in problems. The family is just as good as it was and it shall b they r not mafias as u my wish them to b.Stop from writing baseless illequiped information about the Fatch clan they r justgood in business.

Dr Kaunde
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MRA Staff has not only embrided in tax evasion and corruption scandals but also high level corporate sex. Thodi and Max are Dean and Deputy Dean of Corporate Sex at MRA. Kudos you guys. You are helping sexually starved women like Ba BU LA

Dr Kaunde
Guest

Welcome bwana Malata. Kuno azimayi timayenda osavala. Malonda nkutsatsa or malonda ndi maso. Ine wanga Director ndiri naye. Ukafuna mmodzi undipeze (see my name).

KK
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congratulations mphwanga and wishing you well.

Lazaro
Guest
Thanks Your Excellency Professor Peter Mutharika for this bold decision. It will bring sanity to MRA, a key government body. We know it was not easy because of the dirty tactics of Roza Mbilizi who wanted to grab the position by hook and crook for her personal agenda. Thanks Your Excellency. You are a true professor, a thoughtful leader. By defying Roza and her mafia team’s tactics it shows you have the welfare of this country at heart and that you are guided by God. But I should ask you two things Your Excellency. (1) protect your son Tom Malata… Read more »
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